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2013 Dodge Charger SRT 392

SRT has unveiled at the Spring Fest the special-edition Charger SRT 392 - a model limited to only 392 units that hit showrooms earlier this year. It is available in five exterior colors: Bright White, Billet Silver, Plum Crazy, HEMI Orange, and TorRed.

Far more than just adding some color to the already unabashedly charismatic Charger SRT, the 392 Package also gives the muscle car some added attitude. Not that it needs ay more attitude, but when you’re in a market that also includes the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro , any sort of extra sizzle is a wonderful thing.

No performance modifications are included in the Charger SRT 392 package but that’s not why you’re going to spend another $2,495 to avail of the add-on. The Charger SRT 392 package is all about turning the Dodge muscle car from frighteningly awesome to frighteningly awesome with some spitting attitude to boot.

Click past the jump to read about the Dodge Charger SRT 392.

Exterior

Dodge Charger SRT 392

The Dodge Charger SRT 392 is available in five exterior colors: Bright White, Billet Silver, Plum Crazy, HEMI Orange, and the oddly named TorRed.

The five exterior colors are only a piece of the 392 Appearance Package. In addition to the choices of hues, the program also comes with plenty of aesthetic goodies, including black accents on the hood, roof, rear spoiler and exterior mirrors, a gloss-black “392” badge, numerous gray inserts, and a set of spicy 20-inch split-five-spoke Black Vapor Chrome wheels.

Charger SRT 392 Appearance Package Features

  • Custom-designed gloss black “392 HEMI” fender badges with a charcoal grey metallic insert
  • Center section of power bulge hood painted in Pitch Black
  • Roof painted in Pitch Black
  • New satin black SRT lower-body side stripe with heavy band and accent tracer stretching from front fascia, through doors to rear fascias
  • Side mirrors painted in Pitch Black
  • 20-inch, split five-spoke Black Vapor Chrome wheels
  • Rear spoiler painted in Pitch Black
  • Availability of five exterior colors: Bright White Clear Coat, Billet Silver -*Metallic Clear Coat, Plum Crazy Pearl Coat, HEMI Orange Pearl Coat and TorRed Clear Coat
  • “392” engine beauty covers under the hood
  • Exclusive serialized dash plaque showing production build number / 392

Interior

Dodge Charger SRT 392

Except for the exclusive serialized dash plaque that displays the production build number, the interior of the Charger SRT 392 remains virtually the same as the SRT8 model.

What you do get is a slew of goodies, including a full-color graphic Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with exclusive Performance Pages includes timers for 0 to 60 mph, eighth-mile and quarter-mile times, 60 to 0 braking distance, along with lateral and longitudinal G-forces within the touchscreen display.

There’s also an 8.4-inch touchscreen display nestled on the instrument panel carrying the same Performance Pages date of the EVIC. This one, though, has been expanded to include more relevant data, including steering angle, horsepower and torque outputs, and engine gauges.

Drivetrain

Dodge Charger SRT 392

The Charger SRT 392 will come with a standard powertrain common to the Charger SRT model. What that means is that this special trim model will receive a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine that develops 470 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque across a wide rpm range.

Whit those output numbers, the Charger SRT 392 is capable of hitting 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds to go with a quarter mile time of around 12 seconds and a 0-100-0 mph time of less than 16 seconds. Top speed has been measured at 175 mph and stopping power from 60-0 mph is at just 120 feet.

Pricing

Dodge Charger SRT 392

Dodge has priced the 392 Appearance Package at $2,495. Tack that on the Charger SRT’s MSRP price of $45,250 and you’re looking at a total price of $47,745, plus $995 for destination.

Competition

It goes without saying that any discussion of American muscle has to have the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro in the conversation. Although all three models bring something distinctive to the table, muscle car always points to what’s under each of these model’s hoods.

2014 Ford Mustang GT

Ford Mustang

The Mustang GT, in particular, slots right into the Charger SRT’s wheelhouse, thanks to its 5.0-liter V-8 engine that produces 420 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque to go with a 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds and a top speed of close to 170 mph.

2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Chevrolet Camaro SS

As a completely refreshed model, the 2014 Camaro SS can lay claim to being the best value for your money. It’s revised styling is more aggressive than past models and it still packs quite an impressive engine in its own right: a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that produces 426 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, good enough to hit 60 mph in around 5 seconds with an estimated top speed of 155 mph.

Conclusion

Dodge Charger SRT 392

Although purely offered for aesthetic improvements, the Charger SRT 392 does have all the unique enhancements that can set it apart from a standard Charger SRT SRT . In addition to the colors, those who avail the package will have a number of styling advancements that’ll make for a truly unique American muscle.

LOVE IT
  • Loving the choice of body colors
  • Aesthetic enhancements are cool
  • Dressing up a Charger SRT is always a good thing
LEAVE IT
  • Not a lot of interior mods
  • No powertrain upgrade

Press Release

Dodge Charger SRT 392

The Spring Festival of LXs, better known as Spring Fest, has become the premier annual celebration of LX-platform vehicles for SRT® and Chrysler brands. With owners from across the world gathering in Irvine, California, the event presents the perfect canvas for SRT to introduce special editions of vehicles. This year was no exception as SRT debuted a special-edition Charger 392 appearance package during the eighth annual edition of the event.

Mark Trostle, Head of SRT Design, was at Spring Fest to reveal the Charger 392, which was shown in TorRed with black accents on the hood and roof and sporting the iconic ‘392’ badge on the front fender. The 392 fender badge is gloss black with a gray insert within the 392. The interior of the Challenger 392 introduced at Spring Fest features a serialized dash plaque on the instrument panel.

“It’s a cool package,” said Trostle. “When you think of old school muscle cars, you think of black accents and this car kind of handles that in a new way. Not the whole hood is black, just a portion of it and we’ve done it in gloss black versus a matte black. It definitely has a presence to it.”

The Charger 392 that was unveiled at Spring Fest rolls on black Vapor Chrome wheels, which are a signature to the SRT brand with the Chrysler Group family of vehicles. Also, adding to the “tough” look of the car is the fact that the hood bulges are painted in black, giving the hood a two-tone look and finish. The roof and rear spoiler are also black, as are the mirrors. A heavy accent-traced stripe with a decal starts at the front fascia and runs to the corner of the rear fascia and reads “SRT.”

Dodge Charger SRT 392

“The stripe and decal complement the black on the upper side of the car really well and ties into the black on the wheels,” said Trostle. “It creates a really cool look. Plus, it has the badging of SRT on the side as well.”

To match the ‘392’ moniker on the 392 Charger, a limited run of 392 cars will be produced beginning later this model year. Available colors will be: Bright White, Billet Silver, Plum Crazy, HEMI® Orange and TorRed.



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